The Problem with Race
Your textbook explains that there is no biological evidence for race.  Drawing upon your readings from this week (Chapter 5 and the Diamond article—also Episode 1 if you watched it), comment on how the social constructions of race (and/or ethnicity) can have biological outcomes for (or effects on) certain populations.  I encourage you to use examples from the readings to help your argument.

I highly recommend you watch this video even though it’s not mandatory.  If you don’t have time to watch the whole 56 minutes, I would at least watching the first 15 minutes or so.  The link takes you to Galileo where the video is available through the university’s online collection.  Click on the “Films on Demand – Galileo” link to access the video.